HC disposes of plea Modi’s poll expenses

Delhi high court on Wednesday disposed of a plea alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an “incorrect account” of his poll expenditure in Varanasi during 2014 Lok Sabha polls and seeking his disqualification as an MP, saying the EC was seized of the matter. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said, “Just because PM is involved […]

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Supreme Court notice to Jaya on appeal against her acquittal in DA case

The Supreme Court today sought response from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and three others on appeals filed against Karnataka High Court order acquitting them in a disproportionate assets case. A bench comprising justices P C Ghose and R K Agrawal also issued notices to Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala and two of her relatives, […]

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HC refrains from granting interim stay on AAP’s ad

Delhi High Court today refrained from granting any interim stay on advertisements allegedly “glorifying” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP while demonising the Opposition. “Interim relief sought by the petitioner by way of this writ petition cannot be granted, unless I hear the Centre on what the steps they have taken with regard to the […]

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Maharashtra government fears threat to Jundal’s life: NIA tells court

The Maharashtra government apprehends that suspected top Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Abu Jundal, an alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, could be assassinated or kidnapped by rivals during his transit from jail to court, the NIA has told a Delhi court. In an application moved before District Judge Amar Nath, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that […]

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Supreme Court notices Centre to get political parties under RTI

The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre, the Election Commission and six political parties, including Congress and BJP, on a plea to declare all national and regional political parties “public authorities” to bring them under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “Issue notice,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattuand […]

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Court issues arrest warrant against TMC MP

A city court has issued an arrest warrant against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Prasun Banerjee for allegedly slapping a constable in January. Bidhannagar Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Ghosh directed the police to take Banerjee into custody and produce him before his court by July 17. “Banerjee has been booked under Section 186 (obstructing […]

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Another AAP MLA in fake degree row

After former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, another AAP legislator Bhavna Gaur has come under scanner over her educational qualifications with a Delhi court taking cognisance of a complaint seeking criminal prosecution of the MLA for allegedly furnishing false details in the affidavits for Assembly polls. Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma admitted the complaint which […]

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